Profanity and radio airplay

Just a very brief note about “parental advisory” lyrics and radio

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but I do a radio show now. 
What’s that? I did mention it? Oh OK.

Well one thing about being on the radio is that your ears are suddenly much more attuned to swearing in songs. This is especially true when you try to play as many unsigned bands as you can get away with.

It doesn’t matter to certain internet radio stations like XRP, and Federal, but it matters a great deal to the likes of Kate’s Sunshine cast, that goes out in the USA or indeed my show that will shortly be going out on FM in North Devon.

Highly professional minded artists like Malf, and Billy Brown always make sure they have marked any tracks with sensitive lyrical content and I thank them for it. In one song Malf uses a word that is too strong even for UK television, never mind radio. I’m sure you know the one I am talking about.

I was listening to the CD in my car with the guitarist from my band on the way to a gig and we both did a kind of aural double take as it came out.

I just thought, thank F**K I didn’t play that track on the show, but of course I had a second look at the CD and it is all clearly labelled so if I had done it would have been my fault.

So the point of this is simply to say. (and please excuse the caps)

IF YOU SEND YOUR MUSIC TO RADIO STATIONS MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU MAKE IT CLEAR WHICH TRACKS ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR RADIO PLAY.

I thank you most humbly for you attention.

 

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